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The Town of Truro is responsible for street and sidewalk maintenance and snow cleaning. During the winter months, the Town maintains over 93 km of streets and 73 km of sidewalks. Snow storms create delays, inconveniences, and safety concerns. Residents are responsible for clearing their own driveways and walkways and must do so without depositing snow and ice onto the street or sidewalk area.

In order to assist the snow plow and sidewalk plow operators, please ensure items placed for garbage and recycling collection are placed to the rear of the sidewalk, well clear of the street, without obstructing the roadway or sidewalk areas. View Truro’s Solid Waste and Leaf Collection or Solid Waste -

Winter Parking Ban

The Winter Parking Ban takes place annually from December 15th to April 1st.

Temporary Traffic Regulations

WHEREAS, DUE TO THE CONGESTION OF THE STREETS IN THE Town of Truro, caused by vehicular and pedestrian traffic and the limitations of the free use of the streets liable to be caused by the presence of snow and ice thereon, I am of the opinion that emergencies and special conditions exist and so I declare:

THEREFORE, under the authority of Section 202 (2) of the Motor Vehicle Act, as Traffic Authority for the Town of Truro, I make the following temporary regulations:

1. Notwithstanding that certain traffic signs have been erected in the Town of Truro prohibiting or permitting the parking or leaving standing of vehicles upon sections of the streets during the hours stated thereon,
(A) Between the 15th day of December 2022, and the 1st day of April, 2023, inclusive, no owner or driver or person, having control or custody of any vehicle shall park or leave standing the same upon any street in the Town of Truro, between the hours of one o'clock in the morning and the hour of seven o'clock in the morning of the same day.

(B) No owner or driver of any vehicle shall between the 15th day of December 2022, and the 1st day of April, 2023, inclusive, park or leave the same standing and unattended by a person authorized to move and capable of operating the same upon any street in the Town of Truro in such manner as to hinder, inconvenience, or prevent the proper removal of snow or ice from such street.

(C) Nothing in the foregoing regulations shall, however, apply to:
(i) The Motor Vehicle of a physician or surgeon parking reasonably near their office or residence and immediately available for professional calls.
(ii) Motor Vehicles parking by a physician or surgeon who is actually engaged in their professional occupation, reasonably near where they are so engaged.
(iii) Motor Vehicles parked by an operator who is actually engaged in discharging the duties of a police officer or peace officer.
(iv) Commercial vehicles parked by an operator for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.

2. The time referred to shall be the time from time to time legally in effect in the Town of Truro.

It shall be an offence for any person to fail to comply with these regulations and any such person will be liable to a penalty as provided by Section 292 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

Andrew J. MacKinnon, P.Eng.
Traffic Authority for the Town of Truro, Nova Scotia